Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blackburn, Lancashire
Salary: £47000 - £56000 per annum
Start Date: 29/05/2020
Reference: 14094734/001_1589790072
Contact Name: Katie Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 18, 2020 09:21

Job Description

Michael Page are partnered with an organisation to recruit a Financial Accountant, this is a great opportunity for someone to manage the reporting of central office finance function and to be the first point of contact for External audit and lead on finance related internal audits.

Client Details

The client is a forward thinking not for profit organisation, with a strong robust finance team. This client is based in Blackburn.


The key responsibilities for the Financial Accountant will be:

  • To lead on the preparation of statutory accounts and statutory returns including Annual Account Returns, March Return, Budget Forecast Return, Budget Forecast Return and Land & Buildings Collection Tool
  • To ensure VAT is being treated correctly across the Trust and VAT returns are being submitted in an accurate and timely manner
  • To lead on the External Audit and be the first point of contact with the External Auditors. To work with the sub sectors to ensure they are prepared for the internal and external audit
  • To ensure Capital spend is being correctly classified and spend against budget monitored and reported in a timely manner
  • To provide strategic financial management support to companies and charities within the sector
  • Work closely with the Head of Finance to ensure smooth operation of all finance matters for the Trust
  • Work closely with the Senior Management Accountant and Finance Manager to ensure the central office functions are being managed and reported on accurately and in a timely manner
  • Line manage the team related to this post to ensure that this area of finance is operating effectively and all reporting requirements are being met


To be successful in applying for the Financial Accountant you will be:

  • ACA /ACCA fully qualified
  • Experience in all the above
  • In depth understanding of Audit
  • Ability to lead as Financial Accountant
  • Able to work in Blackburn

Job Offer

£42,000 - £55,000 + Great benefits + Parking + Outstanding organisation to work for + Blackburn Location